Even as an amateur was the versatile Christophe Capelle an internationally successful cyclist. He won the 1990 Tour of the Hessians. In 1991, he was professional and finished the following year in Kuurne -Brussels- Kuurne second place. In 1996, he won jointly with Philippe Ermenault, Jean -Michel Monin and Francis Moreau the gold medal in the team pursuit at the Olympics in Atlanta. In 2000 he became French champion in the road race, and at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, he finished in tenth place in a two - team driving, together with Robert Sassone.
Six times Capelle also launched at the Tour de France without front placement in the standings; most salient result was his third place in the points classification in the Tour de France 1999.
2002 ended Christophe Capelle its active cycling career and earned a degree from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce d' Amiens.